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Book for linux newbies [closed]

Got a friend / next door neighbour who just bought a new computer that came with a linux distro on it (Fedora!). She's been using Windows all the time till now, but now didn't want to pay for new Windows licence, got this for no charge, and she wants to start learning and using it. A bright gal, no doubt about that, but every learning process includes either reading a good book, or asking a lot of questions, or bugging your neighbour.

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Guest [Entry]

"Fedora Linux: A Complete Guide to Red Hat's Community Distribution.

Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 2nd Edition: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook also seems to have a good buzz and positive reviews though it is Ubuntu based."
Guest [Entry]

"Not a real answer, but you should know one thing about ""Linux books for beginners"":

Unlike other beginner books about operating systems, a usual Linux beginners book
will in most cases teach you:

how to use the command line,
how to compile C/C++ programs,
how to edit system configuration files,
how to start/stop services,
how to write scripts in Perl, Bash, ...

so nothing what a usual beginner really wants or needs to know, to be able to USE the operating system.

You have been warned ;)"
Guest [Entry]

"The Linux Phrasebook by Scott Granneman is a good starter book. Here's the table of contents:

Things to know about your command
line
The basics
Learning about commands
Building blocks
Viewing files
Printing and managing print jobs
Ownerships and permissions
Archiving and compression
Finding stuff : easy
The find command
Your shell
Monitoring system resources
Installing software
Connectivity
Working on the network
Windows networking

The chapter on installing software is split between deb based (Debian based) systems and rpm based (Red Hat based) systems, so that should work for Fedora."
Guest [Entry]

"When I saw the title, the first thing that came to my mind was rute.

However, as fellow superuser ""linux_is_for_desktop"" noted in his answer, these books are usually about the command line and the such.

So, to answer your question:

Your best bet is to just explore the system through its menus and various other gui elements. If anything is unclear, you can google or ask on superuser.com."
Guest [Entry]

"Books about migration from Windows to Linux would be, from my point of view, most appropriate for a beginner.

Unfortunately, I don't know specific books, but I could find some interesting books searching Amazon and other book stores for

windows linux

or

windows for linux users"